Russian city bans abortion for a day in memory of the Slaughter of the Innocents

By Dave Andrusko A statement that appeared on the website of the Archdiocese of Yaroslavl declared January 11 a “day of silence without abortions.” Abortion is rampant in Russia with one of the highest abortion rates in the world. According to the BBC “The event is dedicated to the memory of Bethlehem children slaughtered by …

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Russia: Church and State Sign Agreement to Prevent Abortion

Editor’s note. This analysis comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). The Ministry of Health in Russia has signed an agreement with the Russian Orthodox Church that includes prevention of abortion and provision of palliative care . The agreement signed by Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian …

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“Masha the Cat” a hero for saving abandoned infant

  By Dave Andrusko Unlike most baby abandonment stories, this little boy was not a newborn but about 2 ½ months old, and showed no signs of abuse or neglect. But had it not been for a “corpulent” stray nicknamed “Masha the cat,” there is no doubt the infant would not have survived subfreezing temperatures …

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Russian adoption ban gets sudden reprieve days after taking effect

By Susan Michelle Tyrell A law that was supposed to take effect this month barring the adoption of Russian children by Americans has been granted what some are calling a “miraculous” reprieve. The law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to take effect January 1, leaving in limbo orphans who were in the …

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Russian Parliament Passes New Limitations on Abortion

By Dave Andrusko The details are pretty sketchy, but the news is encouraging. The Russian parliament today took another step forward to reining in the number of abortions that are conservatively estimated at more than one million a year but (given how notoriously suspect abortion statistics are) is probably far larger. According to the Associated …

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Russia Passes Law Requiring Warning of Abortion Complications

By Dave Andrusko Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev yesterday signed a number of amendments to the law on advertising requiring abortion ads to carry warnings about their side effects, including loss of fertility. “The new amendments require that warnings about the dangers should occupy no less than 10 percent of each advertisement,” according to the …

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Russian Lower House Requires Warnings in Abortion Advertisements

By Dave Andrusko Faced with the grim truth that nearly as many babies are aborted than born alive (if not more), the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament Friday approved a law that requires that 10% of abortion ads must carry a list of possible negative consequences for women, including permanent infertility, according …

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